How I can help you

Over the years, Ramesh has helped businesses grow, gain market share, increase profitability, and improve cash flow based on his business coasching, consulting, and advisory experience.

His expertise is in sales, marketing, business development, strategic planning, business turn-around, and mergers & acquisitions. He has business experience in delivering results in start-up, small, and medium size business environments.

Ramesh Barasia is the General Manager of Parker Young Companies, which include Parker Young Construction, Inc., a leader in restoration construction in SouthEast, and FireStar, Inc., a leader in 24/7/365 Emergency Mitigation business in the SouthEast.

He is also the Owner & CEO, GKM Associates, LLC, and is a certified business coach.  GKM Associates, LLC, is located in Johns Creek, GA, and is a business coaching & consultancy firm that provides advisory services to small and midsize businesses.

Ramesh is familiar with the challenges of small and midsize businesses, having started several from scratch – a business division within AT&T; a start-up in Norcross (with funding from AT&T and VCs); a business peer group advisory services firm, and GKM Associates, LLC.

Ramesh has lived in Johns Creek for the past twenty plus years. He has been on the Board of Leadership North Fulton; where he was chairman of Project Committee. He was a member of Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC), has been a member of Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and was on the Board of conexx (American Israel Business Connector, previously known as, American Israel Chamber of Commerce).

Ramesh worked up the corporate ladder at AT&T (NYSE: T) and Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) where he held several leadership positions in sales, marketing, and business development including President of a business division. Afterward, for the next twelve years as CEO, he led successful turnarounds at Comverse Inc. (Nasdaq: CMVT), a mid-size technology business; Radware Inc. (Nasdaq: RDWR), a Data Center Solutions business; and IQMAX, a start-up healthcare business.

ATTENTION:  I mentor on Saturdays generally starting at 1:00 pm.


Areas of Expertise

  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Technology & IT Services
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services


Master of Engineering from Cornell University

Doctorate in Management Science from Syracuse University

Advanced Management from Harvard Business School

Has received four design patents.

Dr. Ramesh Barasia

Communication Methods

  • Phone
  • Video